StreamShield Joins Family Online Safety Institute to Help Enable Safer Internet Experiences

January 7, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. - January 8, 2009. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced StreamShield®, an international leader in family safety solutions, will join the organization to help address online safety concerns by promoting enhanced network-based security practices to help ISPs deliver effective child protection services. In addition to partnering with FOSI, StreamShield® will also join FOSI’s board of directors. Simon Reay, Head of Sales and Business Development for StreamShield®, will be the company’s representative on the board.

“We are proud to welcome StreamShield® to our organization as well as to our FOSI board of directors,” said Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. “StreamShield® is committed to raising awareness of Internet safety and enabling safer online experiences for Internet users across the globe – an important step in our increasingly tech-savvy world.”

“As an active supporter of FOSI, StreamShield® is honored to be able to contribute to FOSI’s mission of making the Internet a safer place for children and families,” said Reay, “We are committed to supply innovative technologies and services to confront the dangers on the Internet for families and raise awareness of security and safety issues through FOSI.”

StreamShield® joins a high profile community of FOSI members, including AOL, AT&T, British Telecom, Comcast, France Telecom, Google, Microsoft, Sentinel, Telefónica, Telmex and Verizon.

About FOSI

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safe for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods that also respect free speech. FOSI’s members include: AOL, AT&T, Blue Coat, BT Retail, Cisco, Comcast, Computing Technology Industry Association, Crisp Thinking, France Telecom/Orange, Google, GSMA, Loopt, Microsoft, Mpower Media, MySpace, NCTA, Ning, Privo, Rulespace, Sentinel, Sprint, Symantec, Telefónica, Telmex, The Wireless Foundation, and Verizon. FOSI hosts an annual international conference to bring together Internet safety advocates from a variety of sectors, including global corporations, government, non-profits, academia and the media, to discuss the current pulse of online safety and emerging solutions that will enhance it. For more information, please visit

About StreamShield®

StreamShield® is a product division of Detica, the specialist business and technology consultancy that helps government and corporate clients reveal intelligence, maintain security, manage risk and strengthen resilience in today's complex operating environment. StreamShield® is the first platform in the world to provide integrated, Internet-based protection for email, web and other real-time internet applications using unique technology that delivers unrivalled performance. The platform affords ISPs the ability to offer robust and effective content security services such as parental controls, email cleaning, child protection e.g. anti-grooming/bullying, web anti-malware, anti-phishing and application firewalling, without the need for desktop software or CPE whilst providing subscribers full control and management of their service.
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